Elizabeth, NJ
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Elizabeth, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Elizabeth is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Elizabeth is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Elizabeth is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Elizabeth has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Elizabeth to other communities of similar population, then Elizabeth crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Elizabeth does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Elizabeth does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Elizabeth.

For Elizabeth, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Elizabeth is one in 121.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elizabeth's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Elizabeth a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Elizabeth is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Elizabeth has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Elizabeth is one in 148.

Elizabeth Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Elizabeth Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,065

4,149

5,214

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.28

32.25

40.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elizabeth 8.28
New Jersey 2.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 121

in Elizabeth

1 in 408

in New Jersey

Elizabeth VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 128,640
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 33 529 498
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.26 4.11 3.87

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elizabeth 32.25
New Jersey 15.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Elizabeth

1 in 65

in New Jersey

Elizabeth Property CRIMES

Population: 128,640
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 731 2,548 870
Rate per 1,000 5.68 19.81 6.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Elizabeth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elizabeth 419
New Jersey 65